Christine Campbell is Back!

Christine Campbell performs on May 4th at Oceanstone for Up Close & Coastal! We are so excited to have this amazing artist back in our midst! It’s going to be a night of great food, and excellent music as Christine Campbell performs hits from her latest album Roller Coaster. Roller Coaster offers a narrative of a small town Prince Edward Island girl who has become a powerful performer, known for her unapologetic mastery of guitar, piano and rock vocals.


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About Christine

Christine Campbell launched her second album, Roller Coaster, in March 2017. It is a true representation of diverse influences. Inspired by hard rock and 70’s rock, as well as roots and blues. Top-caliber artists like Jeff Burrows of The Tea Party have added their musical talent to her songs.

“I’m married to music. It is my life.”

As a musician dedicated to her craft, discerning fans are thrilled by Christine’s live shows. She offers a unique mix of old and new-original songs in each performance.  A bonus cover or two from her rock heroes and impressive jams and solos are also thrown in. Whether playing intimate acoustic shows with her wingman, Blake Johnston (formerly of The Stogies), or rockin’ out, fully electric with her five-piece band, Christine Campbell’s live performances always attract loyal fans.

Since her first self-titled solo project in 2013, Christine has gained a devoted following. With all the attention, she earned opening spots for Bob Seger, Steve Earle, Foreigner’s Lou Gramm, and Jann Arden. After a successful Indiegogo campaign in 2016, she was able to gather the resources and support necessary to produce this album and make it her proudest work to date. Read more about Christine on her website

About the Evening

You will be treated to a pre-show meet & greet with Christine during our cocktail hour. Then, we’ll be serving our mouth watering Oceanstone barbecue. While you digest, you can enjoy Chritine’s awesome sound.

TICKETS
$65.00 per person, and include show, meal, and meet & greet.

One of our most asked for recipes- and its gluten free!

Espresso cake is a rich and delicious end to any meal. When you make it just right, these cakes are pure bites of heaven! Espresso cake is great when paired with berries or fruit for a little extra flavour. Alternatively, try accompanying them as you would your favourite specialty coffee.

If you have flavoured coffees, you can experiment with your Espresso Cake. You may be surprised at how versatile this recipe can be!

Ingredients:

Method:

  • Bring espresso, sugar, Kahlua and butter to a boil
  • Melt chocolate in double boiler
  • Add melted chocolate to espresso mixture and whisk until smooth
  • Beat eggs to blend
  • Wisk in eggs to chocolate mixture
  • In a prepared spring form pan bake at 350 for 1 hour
  • Garnish with edible flowers and fresh berries

PRO TIP : If you’ve never melted chocolate for desert before, you must take special care to make sure it doesn’t burn. Chocolate can burn easily in microwaves or on the stove top if you are not careful.

A double boiler helps a lot with this. If you do not own a double boiler, you can get the same effect using a heat-resistant bowl, and pot of the appropriate size. Bring water to a simmer on a medium low heat, and place your chocolate in a bowl that can cover the pot’s opening. Place the bowl on top of the pot while it simmers. Stir the chocolate until it has melted, and voilà! Rich, velvet smooth chocolate ready to be used in any desert!

Looking for more deserts? Try our chocolate covered strawberries!

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

made with love by Chef Steve

Chocolate covered strawberries are one of those treats that is easy to make, but OH so delicious. These chocolate covered strawberries make great no-hassle deserts for parties, and are the perfect finish to a romantic dinner date. The red of the strawberries with the darkness of the chocolate looks and presents well too! They’re also fun to experiment with by adding different accents or decorations. Try out many different flavour combinations and chocolates!

You will need:

• Large ripe strawberries, cleaned and dried

• Good quality Dark or milk chocolate (whatever your favorite is. We like to use LURE Chocolates at Oceanstone!)

• Wooden skewers (remove splinters first)

• Baking sheet and parchment paper.

Steps

  1. Melt chocolate in microwave (or double boiler but the microwave just as easy). Make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn by stirring midway.
  2. Skewer the strawberries from top to bottom.
  3. Roll each strawberry and cover it in the delicious hot, melted chocolate.
  4. Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper, and lay the strawberries on top to cool.

Don’t worry about a flat spot on the chocolate. Trust us: chocolate covered strawberries disappear pretty fast!

Eat when cool- or surprise someone you love!

PRO TIP :

You can add additional decorations if you’d like to give your work some extra flare. Try drizzling on some white chocolate for a sweet presentation, or adding a touch of sea-salt. Customize this easy recipe to your heart’s content! Bon Appetit!

 

Valentine's Day chocolate covered strawberries

Homemade Chocolate covered Strawberries Ready to Eat